About Meningococcal antibodies
What is Meningococcal disease?
Meningococcal disease is caused by the meningococcus bacterium Neisseria meningitidis. The bacteria can live in the nose or throat without causing symptoms and is spread by coughing or sneezing. If meningococcus enters the bloodstream, it can cause meningitis (inflammation of the meninges surrounding the brain) and septicaemia (blood infection). Symptoms of infection include red or purple skin rash, high fever, headache, nausea and vomiting, stiffness of the neck. Antibodies are produced by the body’s immune system to help fight infection against meningococcus. These antibodies are specific to the bacterium and are called meningococcal antibodies.
Why take the test?
This test detects the presence of meningococcal antibodies and can be used to help diagnose meningococcal disease.
How it works
Order your kit
Just order a test online and get your kit delivered right to you door. Your kit contains everything you need for the test.
Take your test and post
Follow our simple instructions to take your sample and post back the enclosed prepaid envelope to our accredited lab for processing. We also offer home or workplace visits by a qualified nurse.
Get results directly to your dashboard
You will receive an email notification from our medical team when your results are available on your secure personalised health dashboard.
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